Is it is, or isn't it?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Social Security Administration is compliant, says the Prez. Probably depends, though, on what your definition of "is" is.
-- Vic Parker (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 29, 1998
You have got that right! What about the money it takes to pay all this out.....is the IRS compliant? People who trust this man, are crazy.
I just started reading a couple books and the problem is systematic. Not isolated systems. Everything is interconnected, if the money is not there they will not be able to write checks. And what about state welfare? Is it ready? Too many variables for me!
-- Barry (email@example.com), December 29, 1998.
If Bill Klinton told me the sky was blue I wouldn't believe him!
-- Lurking (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 29, 1998.
... and I did not have sex with that woman.
-- Vic Parker (email@example.com), December 29, 1998.
According to an article I saw today, the SSA may still be in trouble. Here's a quote:
"And despite the president's assurances, some experts even expressed concern about the year 2000 readiness of the Social Security Administration. They said while the agency's own computers may be in order, the agency depends on computers outside of its control to help it issue $1 trillion in annual payments to 48 million Social Security beneficiaries."
This article also discusses whether or not the Treasury is compliant. The article is worth printing out to show DGI loved ones that government reporting of Y2K progress is not always what it seems to be. There's still that little problem of interconnectedness...
"Clinton, experts disagree on progress of Y2K glitch repair"
-- Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 29, 1998.